This article applies to Top Level Domains (TLD’s) - .com - .net - .org - .biz - .info - .mobi - .name - .eu - .tv - .cc - .co - .pm and .pw.
This article will provide instructions on how to transfer all top level domain name types to 123-reg.
In order for a TLD domain to be transferred into your 123-reg account there are a few things that need to happen.
Firstly, please make sure the domain is "unlocked" or "active" by entering the domain name in the Search for your domain name box found on our home page http://www.123-reg.co.uk/. If your domain is locked, please contact your current domain registrar to have the domain unlocked.
Next on the list is the admin email address (Shown as ADMIN-C on a whois lookup), an email has to be sent to that address with a link that is followed to authorise the transfer, you can view the current email address here, you are advised to make sure this is correct before initiating a transfer. Most providers will allow you to update this yourself online, though some will need you to email or fax them to get this done.
To check the domain’s current registrar and admin contact email address, enter the domain name in the Search for your domain name box found on our home page http://www.123-reg.co.uk/, click on the taken link next to the extension of the domain you wish to transfer to see the results of a whois lookup.
Lastly you will require the authorisation code for your domain name, this is a unique code to your domain supplied by your current registrar, they will only let you know this, who in turn lets us, so when transfer request is processed and the code is entered check it is correct.
Please note: Top Level Domains names that are newer that 60 days or within 7 of entering redemption can not be transferred in or out of 123-reg.
The transfer process
Go to http://www.123-reg.co.uk and type your domain name into the Domain Search Box, click on the transfer button.
Select your domain name from the list, then click Add To Basket.
Your domain name will now be added to the basket, click on the Checkout button to continue.
You will now review your basket, click on the Continue button to proceed.
Confirm that you are the owner and allowed to transfer the domain name then click on Continue button.
If already a customer enter your login details and press the Log me in button, if not fill in your details.
Then follow the on-screen instructions.
What Happens Next?
When the transfer has started, the current admin contact will receive an email from the registry containing a URL, a domain name and password. They can use these details to either cancel the transfer or confirm it.
After you authorized the transfer, it can take up to seven days for the transfer to complete.
Once this email has been replied to in the time scale specified by that registrar, the domain will be transferred to 123-reg, and you will be able to manage your domain in the 123-reg. control panel.
Checking the status of your transfer
To check the status of your domain transfer please see How can I check the status of my domain transfers?